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Section.NewRowOrCol Property (Access)

You can use the NewRowOrCol property to specify whether a section and its associated data is printed in a new row or column within a multiple-column report or multiple-column form. Read/write Byte.

expression .NewRowOrCol

expression A variable that represents a Section object.

The NewRowOrCol property uses the following settings.

Setting

Visual Basic

Description

None

0

(Default) The row or column breaks are determined by the settings in the Page Setup dialog box (available by clicking Page Setup on the File menu) and the available space on the page.

Before Section

1

Microsoft Access starts printing the current section (the section for which you're setting the property, such as a group header section) in a new row or column. It then prints the next section, such as a detail section, in that same row or column.

After Section

2

Microsoft Access starts printing the current section, such as a group header section, in the current row or column. It starts printing the next section, such as a detail section, in the next row or column.

Before & After

3

Microsoft Access starts printing the current section in a new row or column. It starts printing the following section in the next row or column.

You can set the NewRowOrCol property only in form Design view or report Design view.

The following items are some sample settings for a group header section in a multiple-column report. Make sure Down, Then Across is selected under Column Layout on the Columns tab of the Page Setup dialog box.

Sample setting

Result

Before Section

The group header is printed at the top of a new column.

After Section

The detail section is printed at the top of a new column.

Before & After

The group header is printed in a column by itself, and the detail section is printed at the top of a new column.

Sections in a form or report are normally printed vertically down a page. The default Column Layout option is Across, then Down. You can print the sections in multiple columns across a page by clicking Down, then Across under Column Layout on the Columns tab of the Page Setup dialog box.

If you set the NewRowOrCol property to Before Section, the vertical or horizontal orientation of the page affects how the section appears when printed. If you click Across, then Down under Column Layout on the Columns tab of the Page Setup dialog box, Microsoft Access starts printing the section at the beginning of a new row; if you click Down, then Across, Microsoft Access starts printing the section at the beginning of a new column.

The following example returns the NewRowOrCol property setting and assigns it to the intGetVal variable.

Dim intGetVal As Integer 
intGetVal = Me.Section(1).NewRowOrCol

The next example presents two layouts for a report that divides data into four groups (Head1 to Head4). Each group includes three to six records, and each record has field a and field b. The layouts differ only in their settings under Column Layout on the Columns tab of the Page Setup dialog box and the values of their NewRowOrCol properties. Note that the Width box under Column Size on the Columns tab must be set to the actual width of the field. Also, the Before Section setting of the NewRowOrCol property requires a page header section greater than zero for the Down, then Across option to function correctly.

  • Column LayoutAcross, then Down

    Head1
    1a 1b 2a 2b 3a 3b 4a 4b
    5a 5b
    Head2
    1a 1b 2a 2b 3a 3b 4a 4b
    Head3
    1a 1b 2a 2b 3a 3b
    Head4
    1a 1b 2a 2b 3a 3b 4a 4b
    5a 5b 6a 6b

  • Grid SettingsNumber of Columns set to 4

  • NewRowOrCol property setting for group header section — Before & After

  • Column LayoutDown, then Across

    Head1 Head2 Head3 Head4
    1a 1b 1a 1b 1a 1b 1a 1b
    2a 2b 2a 2b 2a 2b 2a 2b
    3a 3b 3a 3b 3a 3b 3a 3b
    4a 4b 4a 4b 4a 4b
    5a 5b 5a 5b
    6a 6b

  • Grid SettingsNumber of Columns set to 4

  • NewRowOrCol property setting for group header section — Before Section

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